SNAME Symposia

SNAME is an international leader in technical research in naval architecture and the marine industrial sciences.  This reputation is reinforced at SNAME Symposia around the world every year.  

Look below for past, current and future Symposia information.

If you are a SNAME Section interested in holding a symposia, you can find a manual here.


2012 Symposia

May 10-11, 2012

Intertanko Annual Event 2012

 May 15-17, 2012

11th Annual International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC)
Recent developments have seen shrinking defense budgets yet worldwide instability and natural phenomenon require military scale interventions with multinational forces structures. In order to continue with this trend of doing more with less, fewer hull numbers, continued pressure to reduce crew sizes, taking the man out of harm’s way and yet still providing platforms capable of global and expeditionary operations will require an unparalleled degree of engineering skill not seen before.
May 29-June 1, 2012
Lenexpo, Saint Petersburg

World Maritime Technology Conference 2012

June 3-5, 2012
Athens, Greece

1st International MARINELIVE Conference on “All Electric Ship”
 June 11-14, 2012
Vancouver, Canada


Building on the success of previous SailBot regattas, SailBot 2012, the North American competition for robotic sailboats will be held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club! The competition is open to the 2 meter SailBot Class and an Open Class (which are boats up to 4 meters in length - see the Class Rules for the actual requirements of each class).

The competition will consist of five events to test various aspects of the design, construction and control logic. As in the past, there is no entry fee!

June 15-16, 2012
Annapolis, MD

2012 Chesapeake
Power Boat Symposium
The symposium will feature presentations on all aspects of Power Boat design and construction, particularly relating to Hull Design and Analysis; Materials and Fabrication; Structural Mechanics; Failure Analysis and Repair; Modeling and Simulation; Tank Testing; Software, Electronics, and Systems; Offshore Racing Developments; Propulsion Systems; Regulatory Developments; and Human Factors in Control of High Performance Boats. 
 July 1-6, 2012
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

OMAE 2012 
The 31st International Conference on Ocean Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2012) is the ideal forum for researchers, engineers, managers, technicians and students from the scientific and industrial communities from around the world to meet and present advances in technology and its scientific support; to exchange ideas and experiences whilst promoting technological progress and its application in industry; and to promote international cooperation in ocean, offshore and arctic engineering.

Note: SNAME members will receive the OMAE member rate for registration.  Please see the website for more details or follow the May Newsletter.
August 6-8, 2012
National University of Singapore

Marine Operations Specialty Symposium

CORE in National University of Singapore is organizing the 2nd Marine Operations Specialty Symposium. The need for continuing the symposium is demonstrated by the variety of shallow and deepwater operations and facility installation activities worldwide from offshore oil & gas and renewable industries, universities and research institutes.

Call for Papers: Abstract Deadline - February 28

September 17-20, 2012
Banff, Canada

ICETECH 12, the premiere international conference and exhibition on ships and structures in ice, organized by the Arctic Section of SNAME.
 October 8-11, 2012
London, UK
Gastech 2012

Gastech 2012 London will bring together thousands of commercial and technical industry professionals for unrivalled networking, new business opportunities, the exchange of ideas and to showcase the latest innovations, technologies and developments across the gas value chain.

October 24-26, 2012
Providence, RI
The Westin Hotel & Rhode Island Convention Center

SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting
The SNAME Annual Meeting is the only industry event that includes all the diverse technical interests and professional specialties in naval architecture, marine engineering and marine sciences.  

Contact -
General Annual Meeting: Alana Anderson - Annual Meeting website
Exhibitors: Rob Howard Expo website
November 8-9, 2012
Athens, Greece

SOME Symposium


2013 Symposia

November 6-8, 2013
SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting

2011 Symposia

 February 9-11, 2011
Houston, TX, USA

Arctic Technology Conference information on the OTC Website   
Information about the initial Arctic Technology Conference.
March 28-30, 2011
Hamburg, Germany

March 31-April 3, 2011
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

EVER11 Ecological Vehicle and Renewal Energy Conference
May 2-5, 2011
Houston TX

2011 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

May 17-19, 2011
Newport, RI

Oceantech 2011
June 13-16, 2011
U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD

Sailbot 2011: The 5th International Robotic Sailing Competition

June 14-16, 2011
Port of Southampton

Seawork Conferences
September 26-29, 2011
Honolulu, HI

FAST 2011
September 27-30, 2011
Buenos Aires, Argentina

October 4-6, 2011
Rio de Janerio, Brazil

OTC Brasil Website
October 17-19, 2011
Louisville, KY

IBEX 2011

November 16-18, 2011
Houston, TX

SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo 2011

2010 Symposia

February 9, 2010
Houston, TX, USA

Thank you attendees!

Offshore Symposium on the Texas Section Website

The Offshore Symposium has been hosted and sponsored by the Texas Section of the  Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers since its inception.
February 16-17, 2010
Baltimore, MD, USA

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Climate Change Symposium Website Global climate change and governmental responses to evironmental concerns are significantly affecting all maritime industries. The Climate Change and Ships: Increasing Energy Efficiency Symposium addressed aspects of these dynamics.
March 19-20, 2010
Annapolis, MD, USA

Thank you attendees! 
 Chesapeake Powerboat Symposium Website
This symposium covered the latest Power Boat developments.  Topics included: Hull Design, Analysis Materials and Fabrication; Structural Mechanics Failure Analysis and Repair; Modeling and Simulation Software; Electronics and Systems; Offshore Racing; and many others.

April 28 - 29, 2010
San Francisco, CA, USA 

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ECA Symposium Website

The Operating Ships within Emission Controlled Areas Symposium as held onboard a vessel on the beautiful San Francisco harbor.
May 3-6, 2010
Houston, TX, USA

Thank you attendees! 

OTC Website

See the OTC Website for documents and other materials produced at the 2010 OTC.
September 20-23, 2010
Anchorage, AK, USA

IceTech Website

ICETECH is the international conference and exhibition on ships and structures in ice.  The 2010 IceTech symposium is organized by the Arctic Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) with Alaska’s Institute of the North.  
October 7-8, 2010
Athens, Greece
SOME Symposium Webpage the Third International Symposium on SHIP OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS will be held on October 7 and 8 at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens. 

The Greek Section of SNAME and the SNAME European Regional Office will host the event.

SNAME Annual Meetings

 November 16-18, 2011
Houston, TX
   SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo 2011
November 3-5, 2010
Seattle/Bellevue WA, USA

SNAME 2010 Annual Meeting Website

The Technical Program of the Society's Annual Meeting is the longest running and most comprehensive symposium organized by SNAME. 

The Technical Program also includes the Ship Production Symposium supported by the National Shipbuilding Research Program